Weekly parent education classes and small group interaction, along with family counseling will become a vital component of the residential counseling program. Even if communication between parents and the teen is challenging or nonexistent initially, our goal is reintegration and reconciliation of the family.
Teens in our residential program will attend our on-campus school, Hope Academy, and participate in an individually designed educational format where one-on-one tutoring is available to assist in learning and to cultivate self esteem. Students will use the Accelerated Christian Educational (ACE) program and will work at their own pace. It has been shown that students who are behind in their grade level when they arrive at House of Hope are able to make up and even excel in courses at their academic level. This program offers a High School diploma and transferable credits if a student chooses to reintegrate into his/her high school.
Because the ultimate goal is to enable at-risk teenagers to become productive members of society, residents will learn vocational and life skills. Teens will be assigned to specific household duties and other responsibilities that will yield performance and attitude rewards during their stay at House of Hope Maryland. Additionally, teens will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of skill-building activities and hobbies to nurture their development.